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How Lil Nas X’s ‘Panini’ Was Produced


In late June, Lil Nas X dropped “Panini,” the follow-up single to his groundbreaking smash, “Old Town Road.” The track is currently No. 22 on Billboard’s Hot 100, making it his second highest-charting single.

Its producers, Take A Daytrip and Dot Da Genius, recently sat down with Genius to break down how the song was made. Take A Daytrip are best known for co-producing Sheck Wes‘ “Mo Bamba,” and Dot Da Genius is best known for working with Kid Cudi.

Watch above.

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Watch the Producers of Sheck Wes’ ‘Mo Bamba’ Explain How They Made the Track

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New York-based production duo Take A Daytrip have explained how they co-produced Sheck Wes‘ breakout hit “Mo Bamba” on a new episode of Genius’ Deconstructed.

Take A Daytrip, which is made up of Denzel Baptiste and David Biral, is best known for producing Juice WRLD‘s “Legends.” They’ve also worked with A-Trak, 6LACK, and PnB Rock. On “Mo Bamba,” they teamed up with Ohio-based rapper and producer 16yrold.

Released in June 2017, “Mo Bamba” went mostly under the radar until early 2018 when Wes signed a joint deal with Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack records and Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music. The track, which was included in the May edition of DJcity Trends, surged in popularity in June when basketball player Mo Bamba was drafted to the NBA. In September, the song debuted at No. 82 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and has quickly risen to its current peak of No. 42.

In the video, Baptiste and Biral recall how the collaboration came together and how they came up with the ominous beat. They then break down the track’s elements in Logic Pro X.

Watch Deconstructed above.

Related: Watch the Producer of Kid Cudi’s ‘Pursuit of Happiness’ Explain How He Made the Track